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Art Theory/Documents: Art Theory, Criticism and Documents

Art in Theory Collection

Intro to art theory

Contemporary Art Theory/Postmodernism

When searching for materials on art theory, use art together with the following keywords: theory, aesthetics, philosophy, criticism.  For contemporary art use art modern 21st century.  When researching art history as a discipline, use the subject heading: art historiography.

Documents of Contemporary Art Series published jointly by MIT Press and Whitechapel Gallery covers themes such as systems, abstraction, memory, the sublime, failure, ethics, materiality and many more. 

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